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New Rochelle city limit sign by Ralph E. Robertson

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Where is New Rochelle, New York?

You’ve heard of New York towns like White Plains and Mount Vernon, but did you know that one of the most populated cities in New York State is tucked away in Westchester County? New Rochelle is one of the most lively towns in the Mid Atlantic, but many East Coasters can’t even point to where New Rochelle is on a map. Learn more about this gem of a town, and start planning your trip to New Rochelle today!

What County is New Rochelle, NY In?

New Rochelle is located in Westchester County in New York, which is in the southeastern portion of the state. Westchester is one of the most populous counties in the mainland of New York, just after the Bronx. Not only is Westchester itself well-loved by New Yorkers, but New Rochelle was the seventh-largest city in the state as of 2007.

How Far is New Rochelle From NYC?

Learning how to get to New Rochelle from NYC is easy. The distance from NYC to New Rochelle is only around 15 miles, and you can take your pick of transportation when you’re Manhattan-bound.

  • Car: Commuters can use I-95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway when driving into the city.
  • Plane: Westchester County Airport will link you to the three major New York airports.
  • Train: Amtrak lines and the Metro-North railroad line can take you anywhere you need to go, and the express train to Grand Central only takes around half an hour!
  • Bus: The Transit Center is the local hub for both busses and airport limousine services.

Map of New Rochelle from Google Maps

Image courtesy of Google Maps

Directions from White Plains to New Rochelle

  • Head northeast on Main Street toward North Broadway
  • Turn right to South Kensico Avenue and left onto Westchester Avenue
  • Take I-287 East and take exit 12 to I-95 South, then exit 16
  • Stay on Cross Westchester Avenue until Cedar Street
  • Turn right onto first cross street onto Huguenot Street

Directions from the Bronx to New Rochelle

  • Head north on Hunt Avenue and turn left on Georgina Soccodato Way
  • Turn left onto White Plains Road and left onto Westchester Avenue
  • Take the first exit and merge to I-95 North/Cross Bronx Expressway
  • Keep to the left and take exit 16 to North Avenue
  • Merge onto Garden Street and left on North Avenue

Directions from Mount Vernon to New Rochelle

  • Head east on East Prospect Avenue toward North 3rd Avenue
  • Turn right to stay on East Prospect Avenue
  • Turn left at the first cross street onto Magnolia Avenue
  • Turn right onto 84/East Lincoln Avenue
  • Turn right onto North Avenue

Directions from Larchmont to New Rochelle

  • Head southwest on US-1 South/Boston Post Road toward Manor Place
  • Pass by Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Arrive in New Rochelle

What Can I Do in New Rochelle?

Whether visiting from Larchmont or out of state, New Rochelle is well worth the trip for its scenery alone. From yacht clubs to sailing schools and rowing clubs, the local shoreline offers the perfect spot for a day on the water. If you prefer to explore on land, New Rochelle’s parks and nature preserves will take your breath away. We recommend Glen Island, which offers everything from a natural history museum to a beer garden to a Chinese pagoda!

Find Our More with Mazda of New Rochelle

At Mazda of New Rochelle, we’re proud to call New Rochelle our home. Find out more with our New Rochelle guide, and if you need any help getting around the area, contact us!

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